Category Archives: Power

Learning the Tennis Forehand

By Joshua Colomar and Mark Kovacs, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, CTPS, MTPS

Although the forehand is one of the most important strokes in the game of tennis, the research data on the stroke is less than the data seen on the serve. It is likely due to the more varied methods Continue reading

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The Runaround Forehand Footwork Drill – Young Athlete

As the runaround forehand is a major potential weapon for all athletes, developing the appropriate footwork pattern at a young age should be a goal of any coach Continue reading

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Satoshi Ochi On Court Video Presentation from STMS/USTA Injury Prevention Conference: Developing Power

In thisĀ 1 hour 20 minuteĀ video, Satoshi Ochi (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for USTA Player Development and a member of the iTPA Advisory Board), Continue reading

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Power Shot – An Article Providing Advice on Improving Power for the Tennis Athlete

Developing power for tennis is one of the main priorities of training. In this article Satoshi Ochi, MA, CTPS, (iTPA Advisory Board member and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the United States Tennis Association Player Development program) provides some great advice to help coaches improve power production. Continue reading

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Satoshi Ochi Demonstrates Medicine Ball Drills: Video

In this short video, Satoshi Ochi (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for USTA Player Development and a member of the iTPA Advisory Board), provides several simple medicine ball drill exercises to help tennis athletes improve power production. Continue reading

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Satoshi Ochi Demonstrates Plyometric Box Jumps: Video

In this short video, Satoshi Ochi (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for USTA Player Development and a member of the iTPA Advisory Board), provides two simple box jump exercises to help tennis athletes improve power production through the lower body. Continue reading

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Robby Ginepri Performing the 6-Way Movement Drill [On Court]: Video

This is one of the best movement drills for well-trained tennis athletes. The accompanying video has Robby Ginepri performing this drill using a resistance cord (or bungee).

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Even the Great Ones Can Get Better: Learning From Lance Armstrong

The video clip below shows Lance Armstrong working out before his 2009 comeback to compete in the tour de France, and you can see the work ethic and discipline that has made Lance one of the greatest athletes in any sport in the last few decades. The ITPA was sent this video by a great strength coach who was really upset by what he saw.

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Understanding the Science Behind Running Fast! Use the Ground Stupid!

Understanding the Science Behind Running Fast! Use the Ground Stupid!

A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology offers intriguing insights into the biology and perhaps even the future of human running speed.

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